Failure of Gascon Recall petition proves L.A. County voter rolls are bunk – UPDATED
UPDATE: Los Angeles County signature rejection rate for the Newsom Recall was 19.4% (63,729 of 328,224), per the Secretary of State. These rejection rates should be checked against the rejection rates of provisional ballots cast in the 2018, 2020 primaries and general elections as well as the 2022 primary election. This will indicate (but NOT PROVE) whether there was any jiggery pokery in the signature verification process. Proof would require a full forensic audit, which has been rendered impossible in Los Angeles County since they went to the kind of machines they are now using since everything is printed by machine and not marked by the voter.
Jovan Hutton Pulitzer breaks down the numbers for us.
Of the 715,833 signatures submitted the County rejected 195,783, 27%. The reasons for rejection are instructive.
88,464 – 12.35% – rejected for not being on the voter rolls.
6.08% – were duplicates
32,187 – address mismatch
4.5% – bad address (ie. address does not exist vs. voter’s stated address does not match address of record as above)
5374 – does not reside in Los Angeles County
9,490 – no signature match
So what does this mean? L.A. County voter rolls have big problems. Here’s the breakdown and the conclusions: